TEARS OF GOLD @ 51 Walden

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Critically acclaimed singers Barbara Kilduff (soprano) and Gerald Seminatore (tenor) will join their voices for two performances of “Tears of Gold,” a recital of Spanish, French, and English songs and duets. Brian Moll will partner with them at the piano.

This program offers a unique opportunity to hear world class performers in a live concert of classic songs for solo and duo voices, along with some favorites you may recognize.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Performing Arts Center
51 Walden St.
Concord, MA 01742

General admission, tickets available at the door (no advance sales).
$15 / $10 students, seniors.
www.51walden.org

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INTRODUCING THE ARTISTS

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Soprano Barbara Kilduff was a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions, and went on to win first prize in the Munich International Competition and the Silver Medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Barbara debuted with the Bavarian, Vienna and Hamburg State Operas as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, a role she repeated in several theaters and later at the Metropolitan Opera. In the same season she appeared as Adele in Die Fledermaus, and returned the following season as Cleopatra in Julius Caesar under Trevor Pinnock, and as Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, a role she would repeat in Zurich and at La Scala. She appeared to great acclaim as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Bavarian State Opera, and repeated this role in New York, San Diego, and Vienna.

Other highlights of Barbara’s career include Carmina Burana with the Saint Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, and appearances with the New York Philharmonic under Sir Colin Davis, and the National Symphony of Spain under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

As a recitalist Barbara has appeared on many artist series in the United States, and she has also presented several master classes at universities and colleges. A native of New York, she now resides with her husband and two children in Andover, Massachusetts.

 

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New England native Gerald Seminatore began his musical career as a professional chorister in Boston’s musical scene, where he performed with ensembles including the Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Early Music Festival Chorus, and Emmanuel Music.

American operatic appearances have included roles with the Chautauqua, Dayton, Glimmerglass,Oakland, Santa Fe, and West Bay opera companies. Gerald made his European debut at England’s Aldeburgh Fall Festival as Peter Quint in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, and went on to become a member of the solo ensemble at Germany’s Dortmund Opera, where he appeared in some twenty roles in opera and operetta. He was also a regular guest artist at the Frankfurt am Main Opera, the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern, and the Bremen Opera. Concert and oratorio work has included appearances with many orchestras and choral ensembles in the United States. He has appeared in more than fifty recitals in professional and university venues in the United States, England, Germany, and France.

Gerald’s performances have been praised in publications such as the London Times, Opera News, and San Francisco Classical Voice, and recognized with awards from the MacAllister Foundation for Opera Singers and the Metropolitan Opera National Council.

 

 

 

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Pianist Brian Moll maintains an active performance schedule while serving as Chair of Vocal and Keyboard Studies at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He has given recitals around the world, appearing in such prestigious halls as Vienna’s Mozartsaal, the Haydnsaal at the Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt, Austria, and Tokyo’s Lilia Hall. He has also has performed as a keyboardist with Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, and the Handel & Haydn Society. Brian has also served as Assistant Conductor for productions by the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera North, and Boston Midsummer Opera.

June update for our visitors

busy-pic-575x444Activity on our collaborative Spacious Vision projects has cooled for a bit, primarily because the members of our collective have been occupied with several other projects professional and personal. We ARE working on new events for Fall 2013. In the meantime, here are a few updates on our artists and their recent activities, in alphabetical order:

Actress DIANA BURBANO and her partner Tom Shelton’s new play “Silueta” was just produced and recognized by the jury at the Summer Great Plains Theater Festival in Omaha, NE.

Mezzo PAMELA DELLAL recently appeared in recital in Tucson, AZ, as well as performances of medieval Spanish music with the Newberry Consort at the Boston Early Music Festival.

Pianist BRIAN MOLL has taken it a bit easy during a long recovery period from skeletal injuries sustained this past December. But he is now back at the keyboard at the Longy School and in other venues. We expect to collaborate with Brian again very soon and are thrilled that he is back on his game.

Pianist CHRIS REED has been working at the Taos Opera Institute in Taos, NM before beginning his residency with the annual SongFest program at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. And then it’s off to the Eastman School of Music, where he will begin his D.M.A. studies in Fall 2013!

Baritone JOHN SEESHOLTZ just completed a May run of rehearsals and performances of Gounod’s opera “Faust” with the Fort Collins Opera.

Tenor GERALD SEMINATORE will appear on the “unSung” series of contemporary music concerts in Glendale, CA in July. For much of 2013 he has been occupied with family responsibilities in New England, while also attending to his students at his teaching appointments in Southern California. In August 2013 he will also join the faculty of the Shasta College Summer Vocal Institute in Northern California.

Other affiliated Spacious Vision artists (Soprano Barbara Kilduff, Counter-tenor Caleb Barnes, mezzo Lauren Edwards, and pianist Libor Dudas) are currently busy with various concerts, programs, and teaching activities, including the Green Mountain Opera Festival, the Vancouver Early Music Festival, international travel, and other interesting work. All of which is to say that we are all roaming far and wide, and keeping ourselves busy!

Organizing our collaborative work in one place and aligning our schedules is proving to be a challenge, but we plan to come together in the fall to resume our programming. More details as they are available. Thanks for visiting!

UPDATE: Gerald, John, and Chris will be performing together at the College Music Society’s National Conference in October, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA. Additional Boston events around that trip are almost sure to happen!

New Year Concert on Jan. 4 at Bowdoin College, Brunswick

400px-Bowdoin-chapel-winterFollowing the tradition of Christmas lasting 12 days, our program concludes the holiday season and celebrates the New Year.  Soprano Barbara Kilduff, pianist Brian Moll, and tenor Gerald Seminatore will perform seasonal songs, arias, and duets by J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, Georg Frederic Handel, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and others.

This is a singular opportunity to experience the work of accomplished artists in the intimate environment of the historic Chapel at Bowdoin College. Leave the cold outside and join us for a soulful concert of repertoire for the winter season.

BARBARA KILDUFF (soprano). Appearances at Metropolitan Opera, La Scale, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera. Soloist with many orchestras. Active recitalist.

GERALD SEMINATORE (tenor). Critically acclaimed soloist in opera and concert throughout the United States and in Europe, including Dortmund, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, and Bremen (Germany), as well Santa Fe, Glimmerglass, West Bay, and other theaters. Many song recitals with emphasis on the German Lied and works of Benjamin Britten.

BRIAN MOLL (piano). Pianist in recitals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Japan, and the United States. Assistant Conductor for Boston Lyric Opera and Opera North. Chair of Vocal and Keyboard Studies, Longy School of Music of Bard College.

PRACTICAL DETAILS

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, ME.
7:30 start time. Doors open at 7:00.

No pre-sale for tickets, $15 general admission at the door, $10 discount for students/seniors and Bowdoin Friends and staff. Cash or personal check only, please.

Free parking is easily accessible on Park Row, just off of Maine Street on the western perimeter of the Bowdoin campus. A map of the Bowdoin College campus can be downloaded here.

The Chapel entrance is wheelchair/walker accessible. You may wish to bring a cushion.

E-mail inquiries to spaciousvision@outlook.com, or you may leave a comment here which our moderator will see. Voicemail messages may be left at  (207) 200-3526, and we will respond as soon as we can.

Thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you on Jan. 4!